(originally published in The Sutherlands anthology March 2016)
Release Date: June 12, 2016
Forever is the last thing they expected...
Lawyer Nash Sutherland encounters a spirited young woman with an untrusting nature in a Texas roadside bar. She's as sexy as she is surly, and their undeniable attraction leads them to one night of pleasure...and a fateful condom mishap. By morning, the striking beauty has disappeared, but he can't get her out of his head. She's everything he wasn't looking for, but now must find.
After one night of passion, Bailey Hobbs finds herself in an unexpected predicament. And the cause of it happens to be the persistent man standing in her living room, proposing a solution: marriage. She may be pregnant with Nash's child, but after her past with a cheating ex, she refuses to put her faith in another man. But try telling that to a guy who argues for a living.
The only thing bigger than his...Stetson...is his ego, and Bailey knows firsthand how hard it is to resist Nash when he wants something. But she's determined to keep him at an emotionally safe distance...one he refuses to allow. Because if Nash can't get her to risk her heart once more, it will cost them the one thing that matters most.